Photo: Kettle Falls Cruise (Rainy Lake)


Kettle Falls Cruise (Rainy Lake)

Boat Tour
6 hr. 30 min.


Tours that do not reach the minimum of 22 passengers will still go as a 2.5 hour Grand Tour on Rainy Lake. For those passengers that wish to take the Grand Tour, the tour price difference will be refunded. For those passengers who are not interested in the Grand Tour, a full refund will be issue.
July 11 - September 5
Minimum # of paying passengers for tour to go is 22.
Ticket Availability


Tour Description

Voyage to the Historic Kettle Falls Hotel. This tour takes you on a cultural and natural history tour of the park. Spend 2.5 hours aboard the Voyageur getting to the hotel. Once at the hotel spend 2 hours on land dining and touring the site and nearby dam. Then spend 2 hours on your return route. Tour runs from 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Tour Details

  • Duration: 6 hr. 30 min.
  • Distance: 64 miles
  • Number of Steps: 8
  • Accessible: No
  • Effort: Moderate

Know Before You Go

Check in for tour 30 minutes prior to departure. No smoking. Food is not allowed, but water may be brought or purchased on the boat. There is a restroom aboard the boat. Jackets, mosquito spray, and sunscreen are recommended.


The boat is accessible, and while the Hotel is not immediately accessible, arrangements can be made to enter the main level of the hotel and dining room.


Water available for purchase, upper non-enclosed deck and lower enclosed deck. Lunch may be purchased at the Hotel but is not included in the tour price.


From International Falls, MN, take Highway 11 east 11 miles to the Rainy Lake Visitor Center entrance sign. Once at the entrance sign turn right onto the entrance road and travel 1.5 miles to the visitor center. The boat is located on the dock below the center.

Note: Some Tours may be available only from the Tour Park on a first-come-first-served basis. Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the Tour Park.
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